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You must try this Portuguese fish and shrimp rice recipe, it is healthy, rich and very tasty.
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Portuguese Fish and Shrimp Rice Recipe

Portuguese Fish and Shrimp Rice Recipe

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Posted in: Fish / Seafood
Mon, Sep 4, 2017, 12:39
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1/2 lb of shrimp in shell (heads removed but save them)2 fish loins (fish of your choice)½ of a green pepper, diced½ of a red pepper, diced1 medium onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped2 peeled tomatoes, cut in small piecesSalt and pepper (to taste)3 cups of water1 cup of riceOlive oil (to taste)1 bay leafParsley
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    1. Place the heads of the shrimp in a saucepan with water, salt and bring to a boil over medium heat, let it boil for about 10 minutes, strain and put aside the cooking water (throw out the heads of the shrimp).
    2. In a saucepan, place the olive oil, chopped onion, garlic, the bay leaf and sauté.
    3. Add the peppers and sauté for another 5 minutes.
    4. Add the peeled tomatoes and cook on a low heat for another 5 minutes.
    5. Over medium heat, add the water from the shrimp heads, bring to a boil and add the rice.
    6. After about 5 minutes, add the fish loins and 2 minutes later add the shrimp.
    7. Let it cook for a bit, when the rice is done, add the parsley and serve.


    Recipe & Photo Credit: Anabela Silva, saborintenso.com


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